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Rebecca Stead

The Search for Magic

I've been on the lookout for magic for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I regularly tested myself to see whether my incipient magical powers had arrived. For some reason I can't now remember, the test itself was always the same: I would close my eyes and attempt to conjure a tiny swimming pool (the ultimate wish for a city kid, perhaps). I imagined that the pool would have a bright blue liner and a twisty slide about the right size for a baby gerbil. I was a strange kid–or at least one who... Read More

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First Light
Written by Rebecca Stead
Yearling | Trade Paperback | October 2008
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-42222-8 (0-440-42222-1)

PETER IS THRILLED to leave New York City to accompany his parents on an expedition to Greenland to study global warming. There he has visions of things that should be too far away for him to see.

Generations ago, the people of Thea’s community were hunted for possessing unusual abilities, so they... Read more






First Light
Written by Rebecca Stead
Wendy Lamb Books | Hardcover | June 2007
$15.99/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-84017-3 (0-375-84017-6)

Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland, where his father studies global warming. Peter will get to skip school, drive a dogsled, and–finally–share in his dad’s adventures. But on the ice cap, Peter struggles to understand a series of visions that both frighten and entice him... Read more






Liar & Spy
Written by Rebecca Stead
Yearling | Trade Paperback | August 2013
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85087-5 (0-375-85087-2)

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the...

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Liar & Spy
Written by Rebecca Stead
Wendy Lamb Books | Hardcover | August 2012
$15.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73743-2 (0-385-73743-2)

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building and meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer's first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the...

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When You Reach Me
Written by Rebecca Stead
Yearling | Trade Paperback | December 2010
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85086-8 (0-375-85086-4)

This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.

But things start to... Read more






When You Reach Me
Written by Rebecca Stead
Wendy Lamb Books | Hardcover | July 2009
$15.99/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73742-5 (0-385-73742-4)

Winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal

Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy... Read more





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